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Understanding and Using Soil Testing

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Instructor:  Doug Soldat, Ph.D.

This course focuses on measuring and managing soil chemical properties. Topics covered include soil pH, cation exchange capacity, soil sampling techniques, and different soil test extraction and quantification methods. Dr. Soldat will then cover different ways to interpret soil test results including SLAN, BCSR, and MLSN.

Designed Duration: 6 Lectures, 3 Quizzes

Credits Earned: 1

Curriculum

  • 4 Sections
  • 11 Lessons
  • 3 Quizzes
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  • 6h Duration
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Welcome to Understanding and Using Soil Testing
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  1. About this course
  2. How to Use GreenKeeper University Software
Section 1: Basic Training - Learning the Fundamentals of Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Soil Testing
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  1. Lecture 1: Turfgrass Nutrition and Soil Fertility
  2. Lecture 2: Soil Testing Principles
  3. Readings and Other Resources
  4. Section 1 Quiz
Section 2: There is a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Soil Test
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  1. Lecture 3: All about the BCSR
  2. Lecture 4: All about SLAN
  3. Readings and Other Resources
  4. Section 2 Quiz
Section 3: Other Aspects of Soil Testing
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  1. Lecture 5: Soil Organic Matter Testing
  2. Lecture 6: Salinity, Sodicity, and Toxicity Soil Testing
  3. Readings and Other Resources
  4. Section 3 Quiz
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